Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Bugattis, Paganis, Keonigseggs and a whole host of cars have been driven on this holy grail of a track. Soon, it will be relegated to the nostalgic confines of videos and pictures.
Now that The Grand Tour is playing on Amazon Prime to resounding success, with all the wit, chemistry and controversy (more on this later) that the squabbling trio is famous for, we have all but forgotten about the TV show that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May originated from.
As soon as Chris Evans announced his departure from Top Gear, barely 24 hours after the last episode aired, the rumour mill began churning and spitting out names of potential replacements for the not-very-liked ex-host of the world’s favourite car show.
The big question being asked around the media at the moment is whether Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be heading back to BBC’s Top Gear in the very near future, just one short year since Clarkson was fired for punching one of the producers of the show, and his co-hosts got the heave-ho as well.
After just one season, Chris Evans has announced that he is leaving as host of Top Gear. The rebooted motoring TV show’s ratings dropped to 1.9 million viewers for the season finale – featuring actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey – which is the worst ever rating in the history of the series. Evans is breaking a three-year contract with the BBC, but he said, “Gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough.”
The only time we associate James Corden with cars is when the late night host drives a singer (or singers) around in his SUV for some entertaining Car Pool Karaoke. But new Top Gear host, Matt LeBlanc, takes Corden on in a fun and friendly race, which they called Bottom Gear.